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Something in the Room She Moves

Julia Holter

Something in the Room She Moves

Sixth studio album by Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter produced with Kenny Gilmore

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  1. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It’s structurally complex, utterly mesmeric and is the distinct work of an unparalleled songwriting experimentalist
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  2. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    This absorbing, cohesive sixth album sees her journey through the cloudscape, balancing the experimental and melodic in enchanting style
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  3. 9.0 |   Uncut

    There is something about this music that is warming, aqueous, immersive and endlessly engaging. Print edition only

  4. 8.7 |   Spectrum Culture

    Holter makes it feel as though the menace lurking in the shadows always comes with magic
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  5. 8.4 |   Northern Transmissions

    Holter’s album is not one to be consumed hastily; it demands multiple listens to fully appreciate its intricacies
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  6. 8.3 |   Paste Magazine

    The LA musician's latest processes difficult life changes while juggling them with gratitude for new beginnings, but does so in a manner that mirrors how these conflicts really feel, creating something evocative and challenging even in its more muted turns
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  7. 8.2 |   Beats Per Minute

    It might sound a wee bit far fetched to call Holter’s work political, but Something In The Room She Moves provides a generous, tranquil escape from the binaries of modern living. For an ocean of possibilities awaits
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  8. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    Turning toward improvisation and meditative minimalism, the Los Angeles singer and songwriter’s latest album seeks a release from rational thought. It sounds fluid, sonorous, and free
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  9. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Beautifully elusive. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Julia Holter returns on typically sublime form, bringing a fresh warmth to her orchestral dreaminess
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  11. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Holter has always managed to make very inventive music accessible
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  12. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Masterfully evokes a deeply grounding sense of peace, and feels carefully rooted in a commitment to a presence much more immediate than anything Holter has delivered before
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  13. 8.0 |   All Music

    No matter how abstract the album gets, the feelings Holter expresses always come first. Whether it's the caressing connectedness of "Evening Mood" or the air of pensive devotion on "Who Brings Me," this emotional immediacy makes Something in the Room She Moves an exciting and affecting addition to Holter's body of work
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  14. 7.4 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Disjointed and self-sabotaging as it may be as a full listen, Something in the Room She Moves is more hit than miss by far
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  15. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    An interpretive reflection of the giddy dizziness that one might feel when enjoying life’s unpredictable now
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  16. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Julia Holter drips her semi-conscious thoughts on the musical canvas to access her artistic sensibility, but she seems a bit unsure of the process
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  17. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Found sounds and touches of jazz enliven the American singer-songwriter’s woozy evocation of being present in changing times
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